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Find -|-4|.

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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    The absolute value of any number is just the distance that number is from 0 ex: |-7| = 7 because the number -7 is seven units away from 0 on the number line

  2. jim_thompson5910
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    so what is |-4| ?

  3. Yolo4mecuite
    • 3 years ago
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    =4

  4. jim_thompson5910
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    |-4| = 4 so -|-4| = -4

  5. Yolo4mecuite
    • 3 years ago
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    oh okay so -|-4| = -4?

  6. jim_thompson5910
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    yep

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    just gotta keep that negative outside the absolute value in mind

  8. jim_thompson5910
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    normally |-4| = 4, which is positive so |-4| is positive, but negating that to get -|-4| makes the result negative

  9. Yolo4mecuite
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh okay I see thanks!

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    np

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